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alcoholate

[al-kuh-haw-leyt, -ho-; al-kuh-haw-lit, -hol-it] /ˈæl kə hɔˌleɪt, -hɒ-; ˌæl kəˈhɔ lɪt, -ˈhɒl ɪt/
noun, Chemistry
1.
any of a class of compounds, analogous to hydrates, containing chemically combined alcohol, as chloral alcoholate, C 4 Cl 3 H 7 O 2 .
2.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; alcohol + -ate2
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  • May also be an alkali metal alcoholate, which generates an alcohol with water.

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